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Julian Opie: Elena And Cressie Get Ready For The Party 6 - Signed Print

Elena And Cressie Get Ready For The Party 6
Signed Print

Julian Opie

£2,000-£3,000 Guide

This estimate blends recent public auction records with our own private sale data and network demand.

Screenprint, 2011
Signed Print Edition of 30
H 78cm x W 62cmx D 3cm

Critical Review

Speaking of his development in style Opie has said, "The first drawings were very simple, but that gave me a language on which to build. They started as black and white, with very pared-down parameters – the mouth was just a straight line and so on – and bit by bit I adjusted it until it seemed like the right balance between someone real and this generic form."

Elena And Cressie Get Ready For The Party 6, with its use of colour and inclusion of finer details, is representative of the way in which Opie toes the line between reality and representation. The sitter is startling in her uncanny appearance and is presented like an image one might find in a comic book or animation programme. Opie’s depersonalised touch further emphasises this paradox between familiarity and the unknown, the sitter’s eyes shining but filled with emptiness, looking off into nothing.

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